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'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827

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'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827

by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
7 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (198 mm x 120 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47592

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Described in the magazine:
This is a close pelisse-gown of gros-de-Naples, the colour verd-antique, with a very broad border of marten skin, and a tippet of the same fur, with long ends, thrown over the shoulders. The pelisse has no collar; but one in fine lace, of a Vandyck pattern, falls over it. A hat of black velvet, ornamented on the crown and part of the brim with very broad amber riband, and cherry-coloured puffs of sarcenet, is tied closely under the chin, on the left side, with a small bow of red riband, while broad strings of the amber riband are worn in a loop. The hat is trimmed at the edge of the brim with a ruche of pink and white crape.
We are indebted to Miss Pierrepoint for the above tasteful dresses, which were finished at her Magazin des Modes, Edward-street, Portman-square.

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Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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